Monday, April 20, 2009

Rocky Mountain Adobe Camp, June 22nd

Mark your calendars and get out your stimulus check: Rocky Mountain Adobe camp is on June 22nd. The camp will be at the chic Magnolia Hotel, smack dab in the middle of Denver. Expect an exciting day of the Flash platform, Dynamic Media, or eLearning, depending on your preference, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Adobe User Group. Get all the latest news on Adobe Camp through twitter, here.

I'll be speaking there on Flash Catalyst and Flex 4 with Juan Sanchez. Juan will provide the Flash Catalyst designer details and I'll be talking about the code. We'll look at how Flex 4 works along with some best practices (as far as we can tell) for integrating with Catalyst.

There are some other great Flex / Flash platform talks planned, including an intro to Flex by Jun Heider, some more talk on Flash Catalyst from DEVELOPER Adam Flater (what does he know? :) ) and an in-depth talk on testing by Michael Labriola, who co-invented testing with Liebnitz (or Newton, depending on who you ask.)

I'm pretty excited for the great day of the learning, and to have so many great minds descending on our city. If you're in Denver or ever wanted to visit this would be a great time to make the trip. Let us know on Twitter or in the comments here if you're coming - I'm sure we'll take some time to tour the city after the conference.

Monday, April 6, 2009

CF United Express Denver Presentation

This afternoon I gave a presentation on the Flex 3 Component Life-cycle at CF United Express in Denver.

We had a good group at the talk who did an amazing job of keeping up as we blazed through the material! We had to skip some things at the end, as this presentation was originally 80 minutes long (condensed to 60 for CF United Express) and because I was 10 minutes late (blame it on my calendar.)

All in all it was really fun, and I'm really glad I had the opportunity to present.

Here are the slides from that presentation:

I'm going to be speaking in August at the full-blooded CF United event in Leesburg, VA, on the how the Component Life-cycle and the rest of component development changes in Flex 4. If you're in the area or up for a good time, get yourself there and check it out!